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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A New Custom Purse

As ya'll know, I have this thing for purses! I don't know where it came from. I just love one-of-a-kind purses and handbags.

A year ago, I was looking around at Etsy and found a shop with the most gorgeous knitted purses! I sent Louise a message and asked her if she would consider doing a custom purse for me. She was happy to!

Well, I was looking around at her blog a couple of weeks back and saw a new purse style that I absolutely loved and again, sent Louise a message asking her if she would do one for me in custom colors. Purples & Greens. Again, she was happy to create a custom purse for me:

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As you know, I like glittery things so I asked Louise to add some metallic yarns as well as some Pailettes. Isn't this gorgeous! It's so colorful and very funky! It's definitely me!

I thought you would enjoy seeing this. If you would like to see other purses by Louise, visit her Scarf It Up Etsy shop. If you would like to see more photos of my custom purse, you can find can find them here.

As for stitching, I now have all the deteriorated patches replaced on Maxine's quilt. I still have to replace the stitching on about 5 of them and then I'll be ready to move onto adding more embellishments.

This quilt is so large, that I'll have to go with some larger embellishments. Small things will get lost on it. Although I can do some small things, I need to create "moments" on this quilt. Things that will draw the eye in so it can then move around the quilt. The first step in my plan is to make some velvet pansies and some really cool sunflowers! I can also add some crocheted pieces which I can then do some SRE embroidery on. I'm also thinking of some velvet yo-yo's which I can use as flowers with buttons in the centers.

I have lots of ideas moving around in my head and I'm quite excited about getting on with the decorating part of it! One step at a time though, I'll finish the seams first!

4 comments:

Kim said...

What an incredible purse!!! Not something I'd buy/use, but it sure is different. Pam, I know how much you love purple and green so it's perfect for you!

Thanks for sharing.

Kim

Scarf It Up! said...

It's not something I would wear or use either, but I made it specially for Pam, and she loves it! I do wear this style, called Sac Sauvage, in other colors/fibers. Others can be seen at: http://flickr.com/photos/scarfitup

Thanks, Pam, for loving my work!
Louise

Susan said...

I love the fuzzy purse! The colors are fabulous, just my style!

Ribbonwiz said...

What an amazing purse!
I couldn't get away with wearing that, but I can see you with it...

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